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Rybakina denies home hope Tig in Bucharest Open final
SPORTSTAR
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 06:21

Rybakina denies home hope Tig in Bucharest Open final

SPORTSTAR
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 06:21

Elena Rybakina landed her first WTA title with an emphatic win over Patricia Maria Tig in the Bucharest Open final.

Rybakina denies home hope Tig in Bucharest Open final


The story of qualifier Tig reaching the final against all expectations had provided the tournaments core narrative but she was swept aside 6-2, 6-0 by 20-year-old Rybakina in the final.

Romanian Tig does not have a world ranking and was making her first WTA main draw appearance since 2017 after struggling with multiple injuries as well as giving birth to her daughter in the past year. The 24-year-old beat three seeded players to reach her first final in four years.

But despite playing in front of a home crowd, she found Kazakhstans Rybakina too much to handle in the title match, losing in an hour and five minutes.

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